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Activities & Special Events Calendar

With a concerted effort to encourage residents to take not just steps, but strides outside their residences, The Merion offers a wide array of enticing communal activities and events designed to foster a sense of belonging, friendship and community.

With ample dining venues and social spaces, The Merion offers our residents every opportunity to lead fulfilling and healthy lifestyles.

February  2017
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02/01/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Emearld Lounge
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
2
02/02/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical: Cole Porter
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NCAA Basketball Game: TBA
    Location: The Game Room
3
02/03/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Sabbath Service with Chaplain Jan Footlik
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NCAA Basketball Game: TBA
    Location: The Game Room
4
02/04/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Ceramics Studio
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 5:00 pm– 7:00 pm
    Dinner & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge/The JEM Dining Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NBA Basketball Game: Bucks vs Suns
    Location: The Game Room
5
02/05/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 5:30 pm– 10:00 pm
    Super Bowl LI: Patriots vs Falcons
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
6
02/06/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Computer Basics
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NBA Basketball Game: Teams TBA
    Location: Th Game Room
7
02/07/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Walking with The Merion
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical: Carmen Jones
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Pamela Fernandez
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
8
02/08/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/ Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Northwestern Men's Baseball Team: Presents The Negro Baseball League
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
    Spencer Allen, NW Head Baseball Coach: Leads a discussion about The Negro Baseball League in honor of Black History Month.
  • 3:00 pm– 3:30 pm
    Meet & Greet Mayoral Candidate: Mark Tendam
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Emearld Lounge
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Jerry Tiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
9
02/09/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Pastry Chef Demonstration: Christine Radulescu
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
10
02/10/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Sabbath Service/Chaplain Jan Footlik
    Location: The Private Dining Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
11
02/11/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Free Splash
    Location: The Pool
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NHL Hockey Game: Blackhawks vs Oilers
    Location: The Sapphire Room
12
02/12/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations w Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
13
02/13/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Card Creations w/ Pamela Wu
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Mark Burnell
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NCAA Basketball Game: Teams TBA
    Location: Th Game Room
14
02/14/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Convection Oven Demo w/ Pastry Chef
    Room to be determined by Vicki ASAP
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Valentine's Day Happy Hour w/Live Jazz
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
15
02/15/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Talent Show
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Emearld Lounge
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Abigail Riccard
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 8:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    An Eastern Voice w/ Dr. Waosian
    Location: The Sapphire Room
16
02/16/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical: Benny Goodman
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
17
02/17/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Walking with The Merion
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV - Current Events Discussion w/H. Voeks
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
18
02/18/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Ceramics Studio
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Zumba Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
19
02/19/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
20
02/20/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Computer Basics
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 6:30 pm– 7:30 pm
    Strings and Conversations w/Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NHL: Hockey Game: Ducks vs Coyotes
    Location: Th Game Room
21
02/21/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Mass with Fr. Tony Joseph
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    NSV Game Day Extravaganza
    Location: The Game Room
    Margaret Gergen
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical: Louis Armstrong
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room
22
02/22/17
  • 9:30 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Activities Discussion with Tammy
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:00 pm– 3:30 pm
    Meet & Greet Mayoral Candidate Brian Miller
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Emearld Lounge
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Jerry Tiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 8:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    An Eastern Voice w/ Dr. Waosian
    Location: The Sapphire Room
23
02/23/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 1:30 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Chicago Is Not Broke Book Discussion
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Chicago Is Not Broke Book Discussion: Details to follow.
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with Stephanie Aaron
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
24
02/24/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    The Cupboard Open
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
25
02/25/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Merion Free Splash
    Location: The Pool
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    African American Lives Part #4
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections
    Location: The Sapphire Room
26
02/26/17
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, Strength
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Movie Matinee:
    Location: Channel 73
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations w/Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Emerald Lounge, Calle San Blas, 102-104, 38639 Oasis del Sur, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
27
02/27/17
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Poker
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 6:00 pm– 7:00 pm
    History of African American Artist: Debra Levie
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    NBA Basketball Game: Teams TBA
    Location: Th Game Room
28
02/28/17
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Simply Yoga
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Walking with The Merion
    Location: The Merion Lobby
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Heart Health Presentation w. Dr. Jeff Murphy
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV - Uber, Lyft & Go-Go Grandparent
    Location: JEM Private Dining Room
    How-to presentation to set up Uber & Lyft apps on smart phone and use Go-Go Grandparents as an alternative to using your smart phone for ride-sharing services
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music with
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Think, Breathe Meditation
    Location: The Sapphire Room